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Action Alert: State Budget, 5/17

As you might have heard, Governor Pawlenty held a news conference this afternoon at the State Capitol. In his remarks, he declared that there would be no special session and that he would balance the budget “on his own if he has to.”

Unfortunately, Governor Pawlenty has been unwilling to compromise with the DFL leadership to find a sensible solution to our state’s budget crisis.

We need your help to make sure that he receives a strong message in the coming days — he will not decide the future of this state by himself.

Instead of taking a balanced approach, Pawlenty borrows, shifts and cuts so deeply that it results in the loss of thousands of private-sector jobs, negatively affecting Minnesota’s working families.

This weekend in neighborhoods throughout Minnesota, we’ll be going door-to-door encouraging folks to call Governor Pawlenty. With so much at stake, we need as many Minnesotans as possible to call the governor and ask him to stop being so stubborn and come to the table.

We’ll be handing out a flyer that encourages Minnesotans to call Governor Pawlenty to tell him that we want a balanced approach to a balanced budget. Click here to download a copy for yourself to distribute.

DFLers will gather on Saturday in Saint Paul to talk to their neighbors to encourage them to call Governor Pawlenty…

Saturday, May 17 at 9:30 am
A Fine Grind Coffee Shop
2038 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104

Contact: Beth Commers, bethcommers@donjek.com, 651-227-3922

If you’d like to organize a group to walk in your area, please contact Jaime Tincher, (651) 251-6310 or jtincher@dfl.org.

Regardless of if you can make it Saturday, please consider taking the very important step of calling the Governor right now.

By making just one phone call in the coming days, you can help save 10,000 private sector jobs, keep 110,000 Minnesotans from losing health insurance and cut wasteful government spending. Will you do that?

Call Governor Pawlenty right now at (651) 296-3391 or 1-800-657-3717.

Tell him you want a balanced approach to a balanced budget.